PM Modi to address rallies in Karnataka

'Modi wave' sweeping Karnataka, says Yeddyurappa

Narendra Modi To Campaign From Today In Karnataka

"But the new leader of the Congress did not utter two words of praise for the workers who made it possible", Modi said. It was that they were opposed to your views, they raised their voice for the people of Karnataka. "But here, the crowd tells me that there's a wave in favour of the BJP".

Siddaramaiah has support of 33 per cent people who want him to be the next chief minister, while Yeddyurappa gets the support of 26 per cent. JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy is at the third with 21 per cent of people in his support.

Among the issues that have dominated this election so far are: corruption, unemployment, price rise and lack of access to drinking water. "We have no objection to him coming here (Karnataka), but it is not going to have any impact". They have said the JD (S), of former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, would emerge as the kingmaker. Siddaramaiah is contesting from Chamundeshwari constituency in Mysuru and also from Badami constituency in Bagalkot district as well. His candidature from Badami came amidst reports that battle at Chamundeshwari was not easy for him.

Mr Siddaramaiah, whose younger son doctor Yathindra Siddaramaiah is contesting from secure chair Varuna, reacted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched his election campaign for the upcoming Karnataka assembly polls. Here is the explanation of his formula to win the election. 2 Reddys + 1 Yeddy.

The BJP has reacted cautiously to the contentious issue, while the Congress, unsure of the consequences it may have for the party in the elections, has also kept it on the back burner.

"It is extremely shameful that the Congress government has allowed violence in the state and several BJP party workers were murdered".

"Crime is not increasing in Karnataka abnormally".

Modi also lamented that all development in Karnataka has been blocked by the ruling Congress due to its obsession with family politics.

Even Modi as the Gujarat Chief Minister had assailed Sonia, "a person not from our soil", for giving lessons in "swabhiman" (self respect).

Yeddyurappa, too, was forced to step down from the Chief Minister's post over his alleged involvement in a land scam. Even the formula can also apply towards the BJP's fielding of 2 Reddy brothers - that the mining barons out of Ballari - and also yet another Yeddyurappa.

While Mr Modi is scheduled to hold 16 election rallies in Karnataka, Mr Gandhi will undertake the eighth leg of his campaign on May 3-4.

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